March 8 this year was the centenary of International Women’s Day. The annual event marks the economic, political and social achievements of women.
With a view to celebrating those achievements here’s a short gallery of some of the amazing women I’ve met during travels around the world. These women were working in the fields to put food on the table for their children, they were tending and milking buffalo, cooking meals, raising children, teaching their grandchildren and even representing the rights of those less fortunate in local politics.
The woman on the right was a social advocate for village people in India displaced by the creation of new national parks. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com
I think the key is for women not to set any limits.
~ Martina Navratilova Read more